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Thread started 09/16/17 1:17am

bigbrother

Prince and Stevie Ray Vaughan

Prince and Stevie Ray Vaughan (SRV) are two of my favourite guitarists but I remember reading that SRV (and others) was told not to look at or talk to Prince during some awards show. I hope this isn't true as I would like to think that Prince acknowledged SRV's talent. Does anyone know if they ever met or spoke about each other's work or perhaps covered the other's songs?

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Reply #1 posted 09/16/17 7:59pm

coldasice

Their playing Is not even slightly similar. The closest connection you could probably find
Would be Prince playing the guitar part of Let's Dance originally done by SRV live a few years back. Of course Prince didn't play Stevie's part and funked it up.
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Reply #2 posted 09/17/17 7:21am

ufoclub

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I saw Stevie Ray Vaughan on his last tour (I think it was with Jeff Beck). I remember reading that their had rehearsed their tour at Paisley Park back when many different projects were renting space and studio time there.
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Reply #3 posted 09/17/17 4:25pm

TheFman

Stevie played Voodoo Child like P could not even dream of. But on topic, i dont think so that SRV would have been told that with Ps approval. SRV played with the old masters, he was one of the very very best.
But covering each other's songs? Nooo, SRV's best work is other people's songs. He has one signature tune which isn't even that good.

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Reply #4 posted 09/17/17 5:29pm

MD431Madcat

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^ above --- confused

Couldn't Stand The Weather. 1984

is the shit !!! cool


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Reply #5 posted 09/19/17 8:34pm

williamb610

Y'all are in some kind of fucking dreamworld, if you think Prince couldn't handle Stevie Ray Vaughn's playing. Stevie Ray Vaughn is a fucking Jimi Hendrix knock-off; he's nowhere close to the best.

Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Prince, Robert Johnson are the best guitarists EVER, in my opinion.

NOONE has done what they've done on record, live, whatever...

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Reply #6 posted 09/20/17 8:04am

RJOrion

Stevie Ray Vaughn is so overrated... and maybe innately, its a cultural thing, but i dont hear or feel anything in his music that justifies the hype...Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Prince, Eddie Hazel, Al McKay, Jimi Hendrix, Nile Rodgers, Marv Tarplin, Carlos Santana, Andy Summers, Mick Mars, are all better IMO
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Reply #7 posted 09/21/17 12:03pm

precioux

RJOrion said:

Stevie Ray Vaughn is so overrated... and maybe innately, its a cultural thing, but i dont hear or feel anything in his music that justifies the hype...Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Prince, Eddie Hazel, Al McKay, Jimi Hendrix, Nile Rodgers, Marv Tarplin, Carlos Santana, Andy Summers, Mick Mars, are all better IMO

LMAO! Good one!...Love him! ......but, SRV is the shit (everyone has their own opinion, and I respect yours)

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Reply #8 posted 09/21/17 12:08pm

rogifan

TheFman said:

Stevie played Voodoo Child like P could not even dream of. But on topic, i dont think so that SRV would have been told that with Ps approval. SRV played with the old masters, he was one of the very very best.
But covering each other's songs? Nooo, SRV's best work is other people's songs. He has one signature tune which isn't even that good.



That’s your opinion of course.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
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